Long-Term, Rotating Shift Work May Lead To Memory Loss

The Fox News (11/4) website reports that according to a study published in the British Medical Journal, working rotating or abnormal shifts over the long-term “may lead to memory loss and slower, irreversible brain processing speed.” After tracking “the cognitive abilities of more than 3,000 people who were either working in a range of sectors or who had retired at three points: 1996, 2001 and 2006,” investigators found that “participants who currently or had previously worked abnormal shifts had lower scores on memory, processing speed and overall brain power than those who had worked the same hours every day.”

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— “Long-term shift work linked to decreased brain function, memory loss,” Fox News, November 3, 2014.

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